About the Book
From the case of Lizzie Borden in the 1800s, to the murder of the Black Dahlia (Elizabeth Short) in 1940s Hollywood, to the JonBenet Ramsey case, America's foremost expert on criminal profiling takes a fresh and penetrating look at several notorious murder cases and reinterprets facts using modern profiling with astonishing and haunting conclusions. 16-page B&W photo insert.
Book Synopsis Violent. Provocative. Shocking.
Call them what you will...but don't call them open and shut.
Did Lizzie Borden murder her own father and stepmother? Was Jack the Ripper actually the Duke of Clarence? Who killed JonBenet Ramsey? America's foremost expert on criminal profiling and twenty-five-year FBI veteran John Douglas, along with author and filmmaker Mark Olshaker, explores those tantalizing questions and more in this mesmerizing work of detection. With uniquely gripping analysis, the authors reexamine and reinterpret the accepted facts, evidence, and victimology of the most notorious murder cases in the history of crime, including the Lindbergh baby kidnapping, the Zodiac Killer, and the Whitechapel murders. Utilizing techniques developed by Douglas himself, they give detailed profiles and reveal chief suspects in pursuit of what really happened in each case. The Cases That Haunt Us
not only offers convincing and controversial conclusions, it deconstructs the evidence and widely held beliefs surrounding each case and rebuilds them -- with fascinating, surprising, and haunting results.
Review Quotes Us Weekly
Absorbing and surprising.
Patricia Cornwell John Douglas is masterful and unrivaled in scientific and gifted probing of the violent mind.
About the Author
John E. Douglas is a former FBI special agent, the Bureau's criminal profiling pioneer and one of the creators of the Crime Classification Manual
. He is currently a consultant on criminal investigative analysis and the author, with Mark Olshaker, of Journey Into Darkness
, The Anatomy of Motive
, The Cases That Haunt Us
, and Law & Disorder
, among others.
Mark Olshaker is a novelist, nonfiction author, and Emmy Award-winning filmmaker. He has written and produced numerous documentaries, including the Emmy-nominated PBS NOVA program Mind of a Serial Killer